Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Discounts for Healthcare Professionals Throughout 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Health Assembly (WHA) have dedicated the year 2020 to nurses and midwives around the world.

In America alone, there are nearly 2,951,960 million registered nurses and 6,250 nurse midwives, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This doesn't include nurse practitioners and anesthetists who also play important roles in the U.S. healthcare system.

The table below shows the states with the most employed registered nurses, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics.

StateEmployment (1)Employment per thousand jobsLocation quotient (9)Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage (2)
California294,51017.320.85$51.42$106,950
Texas210,35017.360.85$35.04$72,890
New York182,49019.440.95$41.16$85,610
Florida177,60020.631.01$31.83$66,210
Pennsylvania148,52025.401.25$33.84$70,390

According to the WHO, the world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives to achieve universal health coverage by 2020.

In the U.S., it is projected that there will be a need for an additional 203,700 new registered nurses each year through 2026 to meet demands.

Unfortunately, it looks like this demand will not be met, as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has reported a 3.7 percent enrollment increase in entry-level baccalaureate programs in nursing in 2018, which it says is not sufficient to meet the projected demand.

Taking on this profession is no easy task and so to honor American nurses and midwives, Newsweek has done a quick check up to see what discounts are on offer.

Deals for Nurses and Midwives Throughout the Year

Costco: Registered nurses can join the warehouse retailer as a new member and receive exclusive coupons valued over $60 including three free items. Nurses will need a Membership Activation Certificate to redeem. Not valid for renewal of existing membership. See the American Association of Nursing for more information.

TrustedPlace: Get a special 20 percent off a home protection plan, with coverage up to $25,000 per covered breakdown. Visit www.trustedplace.com/AARN or call 833-856-9771 for a free quote.

BH Uniforms: Nurses normally have to buy their own scrubs and uniforms, so this outlet is great to help keep costs down. It sells uniforms at wholesale prices, rather than retail. This is also the same with Comfort Scrubs.

Happy Feet: Nurses can get discounts on shoes and clogs for work at this store.

American Association of Registered Nurses: Memberships for nurses are free and includes information on managing personal finances as well as discounts on insurance and shopping deals using the membership PerksCard.

American Nurses Association: Another place that offers discounts on long-term care insurance, auto insurance and life insurance.

American Society of Registered Nurses: This is a fee-based membership organization, but it still offers its members discounts.

Hometown Heroes: Hometown Heroes offers free membership to registered nurses and provides thousands of discounts for businesses across the nation.

NursesUSA: Get discounted rates for hotel bookings, movies, and theme parks and more, for free.

ASRN Pharmacy Discount Card: Get 20 to 80 percent off on prescription medications as well as for family and friends .

IPSA Healthcare Professional Discount Card: No nurse or midwife should be without it; the IPSA Healthcare Professional Discount Card offers exclusive promotions, discounts, and complimentary treatments.

Atera Spas: Atera Spas offer special discounts to nurses and other medical personnel once eligibility is verified.

Nature's Gift: Registered nurses can get a 10 percent discount on essential oils and other select products, but a state license is required to receive the discount.

A&D Ointment: Get free samples of products to medical personnel for professional use. This link is for the Bayer platform which also has other samples on offer for nurses and midwives.

Aveeno: The company offers free patient samples and support materials to medical staff.

Claritin: Keep allergies and hay fever at bay; Claritin offers free product samples to medical personnel for professional use.

Eucerin: Eucerin offers free product samples to medical personnel as well as patient education materials and coupons.

Tylenol: The company offers product samples to medical professionals for professional purposes but a physician signature must be obtained ahead of receiving them

American Traveler: Get special discounts on hotel stays and car rentals, which is perfect for travelling nurses.

CondoLux: Registered nurses a 10 percent discount on vacation rentals for five or more days.

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This image shows the states which employ the most nurses, based on statistics from 2018. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort: Get special room rates if you're a registered nurse with proof of employment.

Westgate Resorts: Get a 10 percent discount on travel and resort reservations using code NURSE10 and by presenting valid identification.

NursesUSA Online Travel Booking Service: Get offers and discounts on vacation rentals, hotels, and car rentals if you are a member of NursesUSA.

Nurse Next Door: Nurse Next Door offers up to $6,000 in homebuyer assistance grants to registered nurses who are purchasing new homes.

AAA: Registered nurses and certain medical personnel get up to 7.4 percent discount on their auto insurance policy with The Auto Club.

Sprint: Get discounts on monthly service plans if you're a registered nurse through the Sprint Discount Program.

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